Not content with forging Alice In Wonderland anew and putting Maleficent on their slate, Disney is looking to further expand its live action repertoire with a new Cinderella.
The Mouse House have reportedly hired 27 Dresses and Devil Wears Prada scribe Aline Brosh McKenna to pen the script, after making a seven figure pitch deal for the new film.
Where will Disney take this fresh adap? Who will play the lead? Will it be a new twist on a familiar tale, a la Alice?
No answers to any of those questions yet. But with Alice having taken almost $1bn in worldwide sales (and that’s before the DVD/Blu-ray), you can bet they’re hoping to recreate that success with Cindy. We won’t even mention 3D, that’s all but a given now.
As an interesting aside, McKenna also wrote Patrick Wilson’s new comedy Morning Glory and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo, which makes him an unusual choice for Cinderella. Could Disney be hoping to hook an adult audience as well with some thinly-veiled double entendre?
Who would you like to see as Cindy?